A new, brightly colored jellyfish discovered in the Marianas Trench in the western Pacific Ocean has captured the attention of scientists the world over.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took a video of the creature on April 24 while exploring the trench in its “Okeanos Explorer” ship, which dispatches its own remotely operated vehicles, The Christian Science Monitor reported.
Scientists think the newly discovered hydromedusa jellyfish belongs to the genus Crossota. It has two sets of tentacles, short and long, and red radial canals connecting to what could be bright yellow gonads in its bell.
“It almost looks Photoshopped. But it’s real,” Jennifer Frazer wrote in Scientific American.
The jellyfish was found 2.3 miles beneath the surface and is thought to be an ambush predator.